Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Day Four dawns on the Micronesian island of Palau, and, the tradition of Survivor seasons past, one of the twenty contestants has been voted out of the game: in this instance, Jon Dalton, previously seen on Survivor: Pearl Islands. Thus, the "all-fan" Airai tribe outnumbers the "all-favorites" Malkalal tribe, though this is bound to change soon. The Reward/Immunity Challenge involves swimming, a few axes, five keys and a locked box: The Reward itself consists of a boat and fishing equipment. Elsewhere, romance blooms for two of the couples on the island; and Joel Anderson of the Airais is emerging as a master manipulator.